Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Mexican cement maker Cemex (NYSE:CX) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Cemex's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Cemex facts

Headquarters (founded)

Garza Garcia, Mexico (1906)

Market Cap

$6.44 billion


Construction Materials

TTM Revenue

$22.46 billion


CEO Lorenzo Zambrano (since 1985)

CFO Rodrigo Trevino (since 1997)

TTM Return on Equity



Vulcan Materials (NYSE:VMC),

Martin Marietta Materials (NYSE:MLM)

CAPS members bullish on CX also bullish on:

General Electric (NYSE:GE),


CAPS members bearish on CX also bearish on:

General Motors (NYSE:GM),

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's), and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 871 of the 908 All-Star members who have rated Cemex -- or 96% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include decbutt and dferry01, both of whom are ranked in the top 5% of our community.

Just yesterday, decbutt tapped Cemex as the obvious answer to a solid question: "Who will win the infrastructure contracts? I don't know. Who will supply the steel? I don't know. Who will supply the Cement? Cemex."

In a pitch from December, dferry01 cements that sentiment:

Cemex is a well-managed company with a diverse, multi-national client base. Building has taken a hit, but cement's not going out of fashion any time soon. Long term, there's going to be continued demand for cement and Cemex is a well-run company who can supply it. Medium-term, obviously, it stands to do marvelously out of Obama's infrastructure drive, as highways, bridges, schools, and such all use cement, and Obama has pledged to make the biggest infrastructure investment in half a century. … Cemex is one of Mexico's most successful companies, it's a national icon.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Cemex is a Motley Fool Global Gains and a Stock Advisor pick, and the Fool owns shares of it. Bank of America is a former Income Investor recommendation. Vulcan Materials is an Inside Value selection. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.